After a brief wait, Richey Hays arrived and we began the search for my buck. I saw blood on a fist sized rock but my arrow was not in view.
Richey quickly picked up the blood trail and we were off. To the left and thirty five yards further there is an small bulldozered pond with a dam. The pond’s bottom never hardened enough for it to hold water. The buck’s track went right to it.
Coming out of the dry pond we found two pieces of my arrow laying in a deer trail. The trail was well used and plainly visible. It immediately went up hill. Richey continued to find blood, like the ace tracker he has become.
I stepped ahead to follow the trail and I saw a deer colored hump in the trail. I glassed it and saw antlers.
Richey and I hurried to the buck.
Yep, it was another good day in the deer woods.
I handed Richey my iPhone and he took a few pictures my favorite way, right on the spot where we find ’em.
My arrow entered on the right side and penetrated through to the left front shoulder where 2/3’s of it exited and were broken off (somehow) at the pond.
The broadhead severed 3 ribs and zipped through the liver and both lungs. That is precisely why I use Grim Reaper Broadheads. The model I used here is a 100 grain, 3 blade Whitetail Special Pro Series with a Pro Tip. This broadhead opens to a 2-inch cut. I have total confidence in this broadhead, it shoots accurately and flies precisely like my field points, which I use to practice, that’s a real plus. Most importantly it goes where I aim and slashes a wide cut that brings them down fast.
Right after the shot I called and told my buddy Rick Philippi that I thought I had shot the Curved horn Buck. Well, it turns out it was another buck. And a darn good one. A wide, mature, 9-point.
Right after we took pictures I texted Collin Cottrell to say I recovered my buck. He texted back, “I’m headed in… what a crazy night.” And attached a picture of a real bomber buck.